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Old 7th March 2012, 02:13   #196
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My nano has completed 20,123 Kms as of last friday (after a 700Km round trip bangy-chennai within 24hours)... gave around 24Kmpl at speeds of 90+, thats the max that puppy can handle!!

1) I have a pair of 130/100 (With Minda Relay) on my nano for last 1 year - no issues so faar..!


2) Also I have a pair of Bosch highway horns 'skoda pom-poms' whatever they are called - absolutely no issues - i use them with a relay and they move pretty much anything out of the way...

check out my ups and downs with the puppy here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...00-kms-11.html (Tata Nano CX - 20000 Kms)

PS _ Tyres still look showroom condition - not even a MM Of uneven wear - and I drive like there is no tommorow!!

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Old 7th March 2012, 07:14   #197
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Are you referring to remote lock here? If yes you have to get remote kit installed the OEM is Autocop. The total kit may cost upto 3k.
well no. The device installed only allows me to lock the car centrally from outside using the remote.
As a driver I want to lock all doors from inside when I lock the driver door. I used to think this was central locking, apparently not shared by the dealer
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Old 7th March 2012, 12:14   #198
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well no. The device installed only allows me to lock the car centrally from outside using the remote.
As a driver I want to lock all doors from inside when I lock the driver door. I used to think this was central locking, apparently not shared by the dealer
Hi that is what exactly it should do, not sure why that is not working for you, get it checked. I think it could be an installation issue.

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Please use coolant to top up the reservoir and NOT distilled water. The dealer will do this for free, I believe.

The other advice given to you to clear your queries are spot on correct.

Do you know why the tires are of different sizes, incidently? This question has been answered in this very thread, IIRC.
Hi John,

Could you be more specific and explain us why not distilled water. Your explanation will be much appreciated.

Thanks

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Hi all,

I opened the engine cover today while washing my Nano, Well I found the coolant level below MIN mark, The manual mentions "premixed" coolant (50:50)
I dont want to go to Tata all the way for just this task so I want fill the the auxiliary coolant tank myself so can you please advise which coolant should I use and what is the meaning of premixed, do I have to mix the coolant or will be coming mixed from the company itself and which brand is suited for the Nano.


Edit: Do i Have to add coolant into the aux. tank only or Will I have to add in the radiator too (if yes then how much)?

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Just top it off with distilled water that's it. No need to add pre-mixed coolant.
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Please use coolant to top up the reservoir and NOT distilled water. The dealer will do this for free, I believe.
Please stick to what is in the owner's manual as long as your car is under warranty.

http://customercare.tatamotors.com/manual/nano-OMSB.pdf

Refer pages 72, 73 (NOTICE), 79, 80(NOTICE).

Pre-mixed 50:50 means that the coolant is water:ethylene glycol in 50:50 ratio, so when you buy for e.g HPCL Thanda Raja, it is ready to use unlike Koolgard which is a concentrate. I also read somewhere that de-ionized water should be used for diluting the coolant and so distilled water might not be ideal (unless it is an emergency).

Just my 2 cents.

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Could you be more specific and explain us why not distilled water. Your explanation will be much appreciated.

Thanks
Sir,
Indivic has explained my point perfectly. And what I said applies to all cars, not just the Nano. Premixed coolant is how cooling systems should be topped up, except in emergencies.
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My major issue is substandard brakes. They just aren't strong enough and they overheat easily.

My nano has the original 180 mm drums all round. What can i do to improve them? Attach bigger drums or discs??? Also does anyone have an idea as to who could do something like that in Pune and how much they would cost.

Can fatter tyres help improve grip and reduce braking distance??
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My major issue is substandard brakes. They just aren't strong enough and they overheat easily.

My nano has the original 180 mm drums all round. What can i do to improve them? Attach bigger drums or discs??? Also does anyone have an idea as to who could do something like that in Pune and how much they would cost.

Can fatter tyres help improve grip and reduce braking distance??
NANO brakes are not the best, like you said the brakes are all round drums. Having said that, these brakes are adequate if the car is used within its intended limits. Surely this car is not for driving at high speeds, despite how some people may share their stories of how they touched 105 kmph on some highway!

Changing or upgrading the brakes will not be very easy, actually it would be very difficult. The cost involved would surely suggest selling the Nano and buying a newer car with more acceptable brakes.

About changing tyres and getting fatter tyres, you would be getting more stopping power at the cost of having an extremely unpleasant car to drive. There is a reason why the tires are smaller at the front end, no?

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Recently my friend who is using my nano called, she complained that it didn't start. So i went with a set of jumper cables, very sure the battery was dead. as she is old and might have left the lights on.

To my surprise battery was absolutely fine, when cranked it was giving a similar sound of that when we use electric wielder.

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i took two of my boys and we started it by pushing and rolling with clutch.

I think the self starter was stuck with the flywheel and hence was taking load. Once started, it freed itself.

No problem since.
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NANO brakes are not the best, like you said the brakes are all round drums. Having said that, these brakes are adequate if the car is used within its intended limits. Surely this car is not for driving at high speeds, despite how some people may share their stories of how they touched 105 kmph on some highway!

Changing or upgrading the brakes will not be very easy, actually it would be very difficult. The cost involved would surely suggest selling the Nano and buying a newer car with more acceptable brakes.

About changing tyres and getting fatter tyres, you would be getting more stopping power at the cost of having an extremely unpleasant car to drive. There is a reason why the tires are smaller at the front end, no?
I rarely go above 90. But i need better stopping power from 40-0 or 80-20. The brakes are just about adequate and don't inspire confidence.

In a lot of modified cars the disks and calipers are upgraded. So i was hoping to upgrade the brakes if they are not too expensive.

The tyres are fatter at the rear because of more weight at the back coz the weight distribution is 40-60. So its fatter to compensate for better grip otherwise the car would oversteer easily.
But fatter tyres at front would make the steering at parking speeds very hard since theres no power steering.
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I think the self starter was stuck with the flywheel and hence was taking load. Once started, it freed itself.

No problem since.
Did you get the free upgraded starter and wiring harness replacement for free at the TASS?
I got it done a month ago and it just took half a day.
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Did you get the free upgraded starter and wiring harness replacement for free at the TASS?
I got it done a month ago and it just took half a day.
That was done about 2 months ago during a camp they organised in our city
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That was done about 2 months ago during a camp they organised in our city
The confusing thing is, TATA has replaced the starter twice. One clue to whether you have received the latest starter is to look for a sticker on your windscreen advising you to start the car for 15 mins and recharge the battery if the car has not been used for a long time.
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A few days back I got a Nano for routine service in my garage. This happened to be the first time I got an opportunity to work on a Nano so I was pretty excited since that gave me the opportunity to study the car in detail.

I was quite surprised to see the position of the oil filter in the engine compartment. Worst possible position in my opinion. Not at all easy to access. The designers should have thought about it while the car was under development.
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Can anyone owning the 2012 Nano please post the gear ratios (including final ratio) of the car.
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My Nano crossed 14000 kms mark three days back and all the tyres are good to go for another 25000-30000 Kms. There is some problem with left hand suspension and I have put the spare because I felt the left tyre was getting affected.Tell your friend to get all the shockers and suspension parts checked.

BTW I have also seen some Nanos running on front semi bald/bald tyres.
We have given the NANO at a TASS to check the uneven tire wear and the car is not delivered back even after 19 days!! TASS did all sort of checks and they are unable to identify the issue. Last update is that they will replace the tires on a pro-rata basis and we have to give 45% of the tire cost. As per Tata, Nano tires will last only 30K KMS.

With the experience we had with Tata, i can say without a doubt that tata treats Nano customers with the least respect.

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